Thursday, July 16, 2015
The start of my non-academic weekend Mini-Trip began with a tour of the Highlands of Scotland.
My Mom, friend, and I made it to St. Giles Cathedral (pause for picture)…
…and hopped on a bus for a 12 hour tour with Highland Experience Tours! (Note to Americans: “concessions” in the UK mean reduced price tickets for students or senior citizens… not food. Love you, Mom…)
I highly suggest the tour if you have a day! I think it’s a necessary experience, but that could be because I fell in love with the place…
I know we went from Edinburgh west to Glen Coe, north to Ben Nevis, Fort William, Loch Lochy, Loch Oich, Loch Ness, through Inverness, and back south through the Cairngorm Mountains to Edinburgh.
Get ready for picture inundation:
We even took a 1 hour cruise on Loch Ness!
Such a fantastic day with our driver, Sergio! He’s multilingual too! Technically he’s an Italian born in Belgium now living in Scotland. Don’t worry… he had a bit of a Scottish accent.
Check out the Cranachan ice cream I had that day on the Food in England/Scotland page!
I would love to return to such a magical realm. It almost makes you believe in faeries and Nessie, aye?